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NCSD Seeks Public Assistance: Niagara Wheatfield FCU Robbery

NCSD Seeks Public Assistance: Niagara Wheatfield FCU Robbery

Lewiston, N.Y. - The Niagara County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Bureau is investigating a robbery that occurred at the Niagara Wheatfield Federal Credit Union at 2346 Saunders Settlement Rd. at approximately 2:01 P.M. on October 23, 2014.  The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 6’00” tall, 180 lbs, and in his early to mid-30’s.  He was wearing a grayish shirt over a white shirt, blue jeans, a black baseball cap, and light brown boots. He was observed operating a light colored four-door sedan, possibly a 2000-2004 tan Chevy Malibu. No weapon was displayed or threatened.  Anyone with information is asked to contact Investigator Stephen Gaydos at 716-438-3407.

Niagara County Single Car Accident leads to Leandra's Law Charge

Niagara County Single Car Accident leads to Leandra's Law Charge

Lockport, NY -  Niagara County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a one vehicle accident in front of 6914 Chestnut Ridge Road (DeSales School). It was determined that the westbound vehicle, operated by Daniel T. Jones, 40 years old of Lockport, crossed onto the north shoulder of the road.  The vehicle then abruptly accelerated in a southerly direction, crossed the eastbound lane and struck a tree in the front lawn of the DeSales School where it came to rest. Mr. Jones had his two children in the car, ages 8 and 9 at the time of the accident. Mr. Jones was injured but refused medical treatment at the scene and his children were uninjured. Mr.

Rochester Man Sentenced For Possessing Ammunition as a Convicted Felon

Rochester Man Sentenced For Possessing Ammunition as a Convicted Felon
ROCHESTER, N.Y.-- U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Frederick Stokes, 36, of Rochester, NY, who was convicted of possessing ammunition while being a convicted felon, was sentenced to 63 months in prison by U.S. District Court Judge David G. Larimer.  Assistant U.S. Attorneys Craig Gestring and Charles E. Moynihan, who handled the case, stated that Stokes was previously convicted in 2002 in Monroe County of Forgery in the Second Degree and in 1999 in Oneida County of Assault in the Second Degree.

Spencerport Male convicted of Filing a false Tax Return

Spencerport Male convicted of Filing a false Tax Return
Buffalo, N.Y. -- U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Jay Chapman, 47, of Spencerport, N.Y., who was convicted of filing a false income tax return, was sentenced to five years probation and ordered to pay restitution totaling $111,078 by U.S. District Judge David G. Larimer.   Assistant U.S. Attorney Bradley E.

North Tonawanda Woman Sentenced for Bank Fraud

North Tonawanda Woman Sentenced for Bank Fraud
BUFFALO, N.Y. – U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Calvina Myles, 28, of North Tonawanda, who was convicted of bank fraud, was sentenced to 12 months in prison and ordered to pay restitution totaling $28,512.78 by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara. Assistant U.S. Attorney Marie P. Grisanti, who handled the case, stated that between September 2012 and March 2013, Myles and co-defendant David Johnson used the names and personal identification information of two individuals to apply for two Capital One credit cards in those names. The defendants, and a third co-conspirator, Avery Gill, purchased merchandise and gift cards from retail stores using the credit cards. As a result of this conduct, Capital One suffered a loss of $29,429.16. Avery Gill was sentenced to time served on October 14, 2014 and David Johnson will be sentenced on November 5, 2014.

Canadian Male Convicted by A Federal Jury Of Assult on a Federal Officer

Canadian Male Convicted by A Federal Jury Of Assult on a Federal Officer
BUFFALO, N.Y.--U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that a federal jury in Buffalo has convicted Jordan Hidalgo, 23, of Fort Erie, Canada, of assault on a federal officer with physical contact causing bodily injury. The defendant faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison, a fine of $250,000 or both when sentenced. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Wei Xiang and George C. Burgasser, who handled the prosecution of the case, stated that the defendant was initially indicted in April 2011 along with five others and charged with violent crimes in aid of racketeering and other charges.

Arizona Man pleads guilty to Conspiracy to Possess and Distribute Marijuana

Arizona Man pleads guilty to Conspiracy to Possess and Distribute Marijuana
ROCHESTER, N.Y.--U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announces that Manuel Montes Espinoza, 37, of Tucson, Arizona, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Frank P. Geraci to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute, marijuana. The charges carry a mandatory minimum sentence of five years in prison, a maximum of 40 years, a fine of $5,000,000 or both. Assistant U.S.